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New Mueller filings ‘suggest an active criminal investigation increasingly focused on the president’: CNN’s Toobin

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CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin on Thursday said that President Donald Trump and his team should be spooked by the massive amount of redacted material in the sentencing memo for national security adviser Michael Flynn.

In particular, Toobin zeroed in on Flynn’s assistance with an undisclosed criminal investigation that was described in several paragraphs that were completely blacked out from the public version of the filing.

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“I was surprised, at least, that so much of the Flynn document was blacked out because it apparently relates to continuing investigations,” Toobin said. “Some of the Manafort document may be blacked out. That tells me, at least, that this investigation is not over. We have been talking about it as if it’s wrapping up, as if it’s about to be done. If it was about to be done, there would be no reason to black out information about a continuing investigation.”

As for what this means for Trump, Toobin said that Mueller’s team has been increasingly mentioning the president by name in its filings — which he said was not a good sign for the White House.

“All of this suggests an active criminal investigation that is increasingly focused on the president,” Toobin said.

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‘There is great distrust of the entire system’: CNN reporter says protesters want the Hennepin attorney to resign

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On CNN Wednesday, correspondent Miguel Marquez reported that while Minnesota civil rights activists will approve of the upgraded charges against the police officers involved in the death of George Floyd, they also want accountability for Mike Freeman, the Hennepin County Attorney who initially declined to charge every officer.

"Those protesters will be pleased, absolutely happy to hear these charges have now been brought, but they will want more," said Marquez. "Specifically, they do want the County Attorney, Mike Freeman, the Hennepin County Attorney, who initially had this case and then turned it over to the attorney general, they want him to resign. They're also upset with the governor and his handling of it."

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Black students brutalized by Atlanta cops call for ‘total reset in policing’ on CNN

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The two black students who were brutalized by police in Atlanta went on CNN Wednesday to demand fundamental change from American police departments.

In an interview on CNN, students Taniyah Pilgrim and Messiah Young, who were pulled out of their car by Atlanta police and tased earlier this week, said that police behavior toward peaceful demonstrators shows exactly why protesters are taking to the streets in the first place.

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Even evangelical groups were disgusted by Trump’s Bible stunt: former White House faith adviser

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On CNN Tuesday, former Obama White House faith and race adviser Joshua Dubois said President Donald Trump's Bible photo-op in front of the church near the White House could backfire on him with his most critical voting bloc.

"I thought it was farcical. And it is kind of blowing up in his face even in the faith community and communities that support, him like some conservative evangelical communities," said Dubois. "The reason is Jesus stood up for everyday people, including the vulnerable, and didn't believe in false displays of piety, and yesterday President Trump ordered — or was okay with — everyday people being gassed and shot with rubber bullets in order to make his way to a false display of piety."

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